How to Prevent Strains and Sprains on Your Worksites

Did you know according to the National Safety Council, strains and sprains are among the nation’s leading causes of worker’s compensation claims?

Strains and sprains can occur anywhere, any time:

What is a strain?

Strains are stretched ligaments and tendons. A strain usually occurs whenever a muscle is stretched beyond its limit.

What is a sprain?

Sprains occur when a muscle is stretched too much, and ligaments pull, sometimes tear.

Causes of strain and sprain:

Prevention for strains and sprains:

Lifting tips: